A Community Guide of (Mostly Free) Weekly Activities in Downtown Winston-Salem

We want to get out and about in Winston-Salem, but we don't want to break the bank. Here's how. (Shutterstock)

By Leah Sherrell

May 10, 2023

We all want to get out of the house, but that doesn’t mean we want to break the bank to do it. Here’s a list of low-cost community activities to get you out and about in Winston-Salem. 

Do you ever feel stuck in the house? You want to go out, have fun, meet up with friends, or make some new ones – but you don’t want to empty your checking account to do it.

Because same.  

So here’s a list of mostly free things to do during the week for anyone living in or near Winston-Salem, or those stopping in to visit. 


Tuesday: Wiseman Brewing 

$10 for class and a drink 

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 

Tuesday: Wildlight Wellness Collective 


9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. 

Friday: Lotus Yoga Academy 


4:30 p.m.  – 5:30 p.m.

Saturday: Wildlight Wellness Collective 


2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

Saturday: Acro Yoga at Lotus Yoga Academy 

Donation Based 

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Sunday: Hanes Park 

Donation Based 

10:00 a.m.  

First Thursday: Bailey Park 


6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Run Clubs: FREE

Monday: Fiddlin’ Fish Brewing 

6:00 – 8:00 p.m. 

Tuesday: Wiseman Brewing

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Foothills Tasting Room

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Thursday: Radar Brewing 

6:00 p.m. starting time

Social Dancing

Tuesday: East of Texas


6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 

Friday: Shag Dancing at Midway Music Hall 


7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. 

Second Saturday: Latin Dance Night at Art for Art’s Sake

$8.00 in advance or $10.00 at the door 

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Salsa Lesson 

8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Social Dancing 

Second Saturday: Ballroom and Swing Social Dance at Real World Ballroom 


7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. 

**For salsa and bachata classes check out the SonCaribe dance school! Luis De La Cruz holds classes on Wednesdays and Thursdays in 8-week cycles. Pay $15 per class or $50 every 4 classes ($12/class). 

Trivia & Bingo: FREE

Monday: World Trivia at Foothills Tasting Room

6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 

Monday: Music Bingo at Radar Brewing

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 

Tuesday: Bingo at Foothills Tasting Room

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. 

Thursday: Cornhole Tournament at Radar Brewing 

6:30 p.m. starting time 

Bookclubs at Bookmarks

First Monday: Bookmarks Book Club

6:30 p.m.  

Third Sunday: LGBTQ Book Club 

4:00 p.m. 

Last Wednesday: Well-Read Black Girl Book Club (Winston-Salem Chapter)

6:00 p.m.

***Attendance is FREE, but some book prices vary. Check the event calendar to see if there is a discount for that month’s title. 


Monday: BeersNGears Social Bike Ride at Fiddlin’ Fish Brewing 


6:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.

Tuesday: Boulder and Beer at First Hand Climbing Gym 

$16.00 for a day pass, climbing shoes, and a drink at Wiseman Brewing 

Register here

Gym and brewery close at 10:00 p.m. 

2nd and 4th Wednesday: Coworking & Networking Event for Women at Bailey Power Plant 


Register here

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

Second Friday: Lyrics by the Lake at SECCA


Performances: Spoken Word Poetry, Live Painting, and Comedy

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 


  • Leah Sherrell

    Leah Sherrell is a multimedia reporter for Cardinal & Pine. A graduate of UNC-Wilmington, she's a resident of Kernersville with a background in video production and communication. Leah uses many forms of media to explore the multifaceted lifestyles and cultures present in North Carolina.

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